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Page 11: Scrapbook of Carmen Palmiero, Outstanding GHS/Penn State Athlete Who Died Too Soon

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Carmen Palmiero formerly of Brooklawn was an outstanding all around athlete at Gloucester City High School in mid 1950’s. Palmiero was a  4 sport star playing Football, Basketball, Baseball and Track. Palmiero headed to Penn State after his graduation where he excelled in Basketball.

 

Tragically Palmiero and a friend died in an auto accident driving home for Christmas in his Sophomore year. We were recently provided with a copy of a scrapbook by Rose Van Eck, Carmen’s sister.

Hope this column provides an insight into Carmen both the man and athlete. Not sure of the Chronological order, but every  attempt was made to provide accuracy of events.Carmen Palmiero formerly of Brooklawn was an outstanding all around athlete at Gloucester City High School in mid 1950’s. Palmiero was a  4 sport star playing Football, Basketball, Baseball and Track. Palmiero headed to Penn State after his graduation where he excelled in Basketball. 

Page 11, will end the GHS athletic career of Carmen. Carmen the GHS student provided a poem to the National High School Anthology and was inducted in the National High School Poetry Association. Accompanied is a letter from Carmens History Professor at Penn State.

Next week this Page will enter into the all to short Penn State Athletic career

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